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dialoguenoun [C/U]

also dialog us   /ˈdɑɪ·əˌlɔɡ, -ˌlɑɡ/
  • dialogue noun [C/U] (CONVERSATION)

literature conversation between the characters in a story, such as in a book or movie: [U] Oscar Wilde’s plays are famous for their witty dialogue.
  • dialogue noun [C/U] (EXCHANGE OF OPINION)

a serious exchange of opinion, esp. among people or groups that disagree: [C] We have held a number of meetings, and the dialogue is ongoing.
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dialoguenoun [C or U]

US also dialog uk   /ˈdaɪ.ə.lɒɡ/ us   /ˈdaɪ.ə.lɑːɡ/
B2 conversation that is written for a book, play, or film: The play contained some very snappy/witty dialogue. Act Two begins with a short dialogue between father and son.
C2 formal talks between opposing countries, political groups, etc.: The rebel leaders stated that they are willing to enter into dialogue with the government. The two sides have at last begun to engage in a constructive dialogue.

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